The course serves as the continuation of the capstone course in the Biology major and is necessarily preceded by SC 481. Students who wish to continue with their laboratory or field research may elect to take this course. The emphasis during this semester will be on increasing sample size or elaborating on the research that was started in SC 481. Students will be required to share their final results with the Husson University community and at a regional or national scientific meeting. Students will be encouraged to publish their work in the peer-reviewed literature.
Environmental Science is a dynamic, responsive, and applied discipline. In this experiential course, students explore potential careers and research areas in Environmental Science. With individual guidance from course instructors as well as collaborative study, students will develop working résumés, apply for internship positions, and synthesize the primary scientific literature in their field of interest to develop a feasible scientific research proposal. An internship in environmental science with a local, state, or federal agency or a private organization is a required component of this course; students share their internship experience with classmates and the Husson community. Prerequisite: Junior standing in the Environmental Science Program.
This course serves as the capstone course in the Environmental Science Program. With guidance from course instructors, students conduct individual, self-directed research in their field of interest within the discipline of Environmental Science. During this course, students collect, analyze, and interpret data to complete a final written thesis. Students disseminate the results of their research with classmates and the Husson community in the form of a written and oral presentation. Exceptional students are encouraged to present their research at a local, state or national conference.
This capstone course provides an introduction to research in chemical sciences. In the seminar setting students critically review primary literature sources and design, with help of the instructor, a serious and original research proposal in theoretical or experimental chemistry. Students discuss their ideas and applied methodology with classmates during regular weekly meetings. The approved by instructor research hypotheses are subsequently validated by experiments, field studies, or theoretical calculations. Students report and share the research findings with classmates in the seminar format. The authors of projects of very high quality will be encouraged to present their work at regional chemical conferences.
Functional Anatomy and Physiology Lab is a 1-credit lab that students take at the same time as taking the lecture part of the course, Sc 120. It is laboratory designed to give the non-science major knowledge of the human body and its relationship with the environment. Topics covered parallel the lecture topics in Sc 120 and include: the chemical basis of life, the anatomy & physiology of all organ systems, growth, development, heredity and biotechnology issues.
Marine Biology Laboratory must be taken concurrently with Marine Biology. Laboratory activities focus on the organisms and ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine and include field trips to local marine habitats as well as laboratory investigations of local flora and fauna.
This lab focuses on ecological research principles and is designed to complement and reinforce the topics discussed in SC 240. The labs will include reading primary literature, case-studies, identification of local flora and fauna, and field and laboratory data collection and analysis.